KINGLY, bred and co-owned by Clearsky Farms and trained by Bob Baffert, set all the pace to win the La Jolla H.-G3 on the Jimmy Durante turf course at Del Mar. After dueling early with the runner-up, KINGLY moved out to take a 3 1/2-length lead after the first half mile. Challenged again on the far turn, he was able to open up again at the top of the stretch and remained in front to the wire to take this 1 1/16-mile event by a neck. KINGLY won his only start at two, and earlier this year won the California Derby and placed in the G3 Los Alamitos Derby-G3 and El Camino Real Derby. By Tapit, he is a full brother to multiple Graded stakes winner at two and three and Shadwell stallion MOHAYMEN, and a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1 winner and G1 sire New Year’s Day, sire of Haskell Inv. S.-G1 and Florida Derby-G1 winner Maximum Security.
Four-time Grade 2 winner MOHAYMEN’s first reported foal is a colt born January 29th at Hidden Brook Farm near Paris, Kentucky. Bred by Danica Cochran, the colt is the first foal out of the winning Tale of the Cat mare, Taleoftheprincess. The mare is out of the stakes winner Frost Princess, who is half-sister to graded-placed stakes winner Bundling (by Believe It), stakes-placed Moony Moony (Cahill Road), and multiple stakes producer Good Lovin’ (by Smarten). MOHAYMEN covered a full book last season, with 94 mares reported in foal.
Look for mares by Danehill, Candy Ride, Smart Strike, Street Cry, Distorted Humor, Broken Vow, etc. in foal to 4X Graded SW MOHAYMEN this November.
“His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum has elected to retire his brilliant two-year-old and near millionaire, MOHAYMEN,” reported Rick Nichols, Vice-President/General Manager of Shadwell Farm. He continued, “he will stand at Nashwan Stud on Shadwell Farm in 2018 for a fee of $7,500 live foal.”
A multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tapit, MOHAYMEN, won his first five career starts, including an undefeated juvenile season that saw victories in the Nashua S.-G2 and Remsen S.-G2 in addition to his debut win at Belmont Park. At three, MOHAYMEN established himself as a leading contender for the Kentucky Derby with impressive wins in the Holy Bull S.-G2 and the Fountain of Youth S.-G2 at Gulfstream Park, which on both occasions he dispatched his rivals with ease. MOHAYMEN ran a very respectable race when fourth in the Kentucky Derby-G1 won by the reigning juvenile champion Nyquist, finishing just a head behind Gun Runner and ahead of the top two finishers in the Belmont S.-G1. He retires with earnings of $998,417.
“MOHAYMEN was a very talented racehorse, and is an extremely smart individual,” said trainer
Kiaran McLaughlin. “He was definitely one of the best 2-year-olds I’ve ever trained.”
Bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms, MOHAYMEN is by Tapit out of the Dixie Union mare Justwhistledixie. He is a half-brother Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1 winner New Year’s Day, who is already experiencing success with his first runners this year. MOHAYMEN was a $2.2 million co-sale topping yearling at Keeneland September in 2014, where he was purchased by
Sheikh Hamdan. Aptly named, the english translation from arabic of Mohaymen is Dominate.
For more information contact Kent Barnes at Nashwan Stud, (859) 224-4585.